Pain of a Mother as Baby Drowns in a Water Basin

A village in Matungu, Kakamega county, western Kenya, has been plunged into mourning after a 10-month old baby drowned in a basin full of water.

A sombre mood engulfed Ejinja village in Konyonzo location, as the womenfolk who couldn’t come to terms with the loss, mourned the loss of one of their own.

Audrey Akumu, 25, was doing the family’s laundry outside her house, as her baby played and cooed softly just behind her.

Suddenly, she realized that the baby had gone silent and turned back to see if he was okay, only to see him drowned inside a basin full of water.

The young mother started running around confused as she wailed, attracting her neighbours who came running and retrieved the baby from the water.

They rushed the baby to nearby Bliss Medical Centre where the baby was pronounced dead on arrival.

“We share our deepest sympathies with Audrey, her relatives and friends as they come to terms with the loss of their little angel,” stated police.

Meanwhile, the DCI has advised parents and guardians that it is never too late to save a child’s life, even if they stop breathing.

They were told to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) even if a child is unresponsive and do not stop until medical professionals take over.

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